Jay Heiser

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Entries Tagged as 'resiliance'


Machine or hand stitched?

by Jay Heiser  |  August 29, 2012  |  Comments Off

Replacing a button on one of my customer-facing shirts this weekend motivated some thoughts on resiliency. Why did the button fall off in the first place?  It was sewn on by machine, a clever bit of automation that is based on interlocking threads from the top of the garment with threads from the bottom. It […]

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Updating a cloud is like organ transplants without anesthesia

by Jay Heiser  |  July 4, 2012  |  3 Comments

I managed to miss the excitement of yet another weather-related disaster by being in Japan during the the derecho incident that knocked out power to approximately 3 million customers, including my parents in Ohio and our house in Virginia, 400 miles away. Another disaster that I just missed took place here in Japan, a major […]

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Butterfly Wings and Nuclear Bombs

by Jay Heiser  |  May 6, 2011  |  Comments Off

It is easier to build a nuclear bomb shelter than it is to anticipate every stroke of the software butterfly’s wing that might cascade into a cloud data storm.

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